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UPDATE: Dangerous domestic batterer arrested

Shawn Mcwilliams had outstanding warrants on 19 criminal charges. Listed as dangerous, the public is urged not to approach him, but simply call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. - courtesy RCMP
Shawn Mcwilliams had outstanding warrants on 19 criminal charges. Listed as dangerous, the public is urged not to approach him, but simply call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.
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UPDATE: Following a Crime Stoppers tip, Shawn Mcwilliams was arrested yesterday evening without incident in the 1800 block of Commercial Drive by Vancouver Police.  Mcwilliams attended court this morning in Surrey.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Richmond Mounties are asking the public's help in locating a high-risk dangerous domestic violence offender in relation to a number of outstanding warrants.

Shawn George James Mcwilliams, 40, has an extensive criminal history for a variety of offenses dating back more than two decades.

He is currently wanted for two counts of assaults with a weapon, six counts of assault, two counts of pointing a firearm and forcible confinement.

RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said Mcwilliams has no fixed address, but is known to work in the construction trades.

He's described as Caucasian, about six feet tall, weighs 194 pounds, has hazel eyes, is balding with brown hair.

He has a tribal tattoo on his right upper arm and sometimes goes by the name James Mcwilliams.

Mcwilliams owns a white 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck, with Alberta licence: BBR 7366.

Richmond RCMP believe he may be in the Richmond area, and Turley said some of the charges against him were investigated by local police.

Mcwilliams is not to be approached as he is described as violent, armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call the RCMP at 604-278-1212.

Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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